Nikki Barker MHort (RHS)began her career in horticulture at Oxford Botanic Gardens over thirty-five years ago and has worked in many areas of the horticultural industry, including commercial nurseries, retail, landscaping, research trials of both ornamental and food crops and teaching, both in the UK and around the world. Nikki is currently the Senior Horticultural Advisor at the Royal Horticultural Society.
Nikki is passionate about propagating plants. Her vast practical, academic and advisory experience is captured and distilled in this easy-to-read, essential guide for gardeners.
There are a lot of worthy resources available discussing plant propagation. This book, however, offers a fresh perspective, as rather than taking a general approach, the author narrows down the best technique and environment required for individual plant species to achieve commercial success in propagation. This wouldn’t be possible without Nikki Barker’s vast knowledge of ornamental/crop plants and skill in propagating them, as well as her experience teaching and training the next generation of horticulturists. Plant propagation and people with proper skill is becoming immensely important again and this book addresses this issue directly.